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Constable L. F. Blackwell | Cass County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas Cass County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas


L. F. Blackwell

Cass County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 31, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to ten years

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Constable Blackwell was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a residence in McLeod, Texas, involving a drunk male who had been beating his wife. When Constable Blackwell arrived at the scene, he tried to get the suspect to come outside. The suspect instead fired a shotgun through the screen door, striking Constable Blackwell in the chest.

Constable Blackwell's wife, who was riding with him at the time, returned fire at the suspect. The suspect was arrested and convicted of murdering Constable Blackwell. He was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Constable Blackwell was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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Constable Blackwell,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cass County.


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July 31, 2017


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